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Australian Software-Tools Maker Atlassian Planning U.S. IPO

At least one more billion-dollar startup is plotting an initial public offering this year. Business-software tools maker Atlassian Pty. Ltd., valued at over $3 billion privately, has filed for an IPO and expects to debut on the U.S. markets before the end of the year, people familiar with the deal said. A spokesman for Atlassian […]

BlackBerry to Launch Android Smartphone

ENLARGE WATERLOO, Ontario— BlackBerry Ltd. BBRY -7.68 % maintained Friday that its turnaround strategy was on track, but sagging revenue and the company’s decision to launch an Android-powered phone to boost device sales told a different story. After failing in its attempt to compete against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. SSNHZ 0.00 % in […]

FTC Looking at Complaints Over Google’s Android Control

The Federal Trade Commission is looking at complaints that Google Inc. uses its Android operating system for smartphones to favor its search and services at the expense of rivals, according to people familiar with the matter. The FTC’s examination of Android-related issues is in its early stages, and it isn’t clear the commission will allocate…

H-P’s Then-Chairman Tried to Quash Autonomy Acquisition

Just days before Hewlett-Packard Co. announced its disastrous $11 billion Autonomy acquisition, Chairman Ray Lane mounted a last-ditch effort to get H-P’s then-CEO Leo Apotheker to quash the deal. That revelation is buried in an analysis of the acquisition commissioned by H-P and written by the company’s legal firm, Proskauer Rose LLP in early 2014, […]

Samsung and Oculus Announce $99 Gear VR Headset for Galaxy Phones

By Deepa Seetharaman and Wilson Rothman CONNECT Samsung teamed with Oculus to unveil a new $99 Gear VR, in a media event in Los Angeles Thursday. Deepa Seetharaman / The Wall Street Journal Samsung Electronics Co. and Facebook Inc.’s Oculus VR unveiled a new version of the Gear VR headset Thursday, aimed at bringing what […]

Quixey Reaches Into Apps To Boost Mobile Commerce

By Elizabeth Dwoskin CONNECT Quixey’s technology draws live ticket prices from a ticket sales app to display as an ad in a news app. — Quixey Advertisers have spent $69 billion on mobile ads this year so far, many of them geared to persuade consumers to make an immediate purchase. Yet few mobile users buy through their […]

Silicon Valley Woos Modi

The heads of America’s largest technology companies will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend to discuss how they might contribute to—and benefit from—the continuing Internet revolution in India. In a weekend trip to Silicon Valley, Mr. Modi will be meeting with Google Inc. Chief Executive Sundar Pichai, Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg and […]

Airbus Makes Wireless Push

WASHINGTON—Airbus Group SE has asked aviation officials and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic to draft joint standards that could eventually allow pilots to use wireless technology to help fly airliners. So far, most public attention has focused on enhanced wireless technology to improve connectivity for passengers surfing the Web during flights. But the […]

Sprint Counters T-Mobile’s Low-Price iPhone Plan

Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. are racing to outdo each other with iPhone discounts as Apple Inc. prepares to release its latest phone. Sprint said Thursday that it would let customers lease an iPhone 6s for $1 a month, besting T-Mobile’s $5-a-month offer, which it unveiled Wednesday. Apple’s newest iPhone, which starts at $649, […]

The Back Door to a Cyberattack

On a sweltering summer day in San Jose, Calif., Scott Noteboom launched a cyberattack by exploiting a networking system vulnerability: the cooling system. An assistant, standing before a collection of networked computer gear plus a cooling fan, plugged a cable into a laptop. Soon a light on one of the boxes started flashing: The fan […]

Live Video Is the New Data Hog

Vantreese Collins-Hodges recently began using Periscope to broadcast herself live from her smartphone, thinking the new app would be a good way to share tips with clients of her resumé-writing business. But after spending an hour on the app for three straight days during her commute to work, she found she was quickly blowing through […]

Facebook’s Free Internet Access Program Faces Backlash

When Muhammad Maiyagy Gery heard about a new mobile app from Facebook Inc. that provides free Internet access in his native Indonesia, he was excited. But after testing it, the 24-year-old student from a mining town on the eastern edge of Borneo soon deleted the app, called, frustrated that he was unable to access […]

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